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Specialist Business Systems - C++ or Java Developer


  • Req ID: 86473
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/30/2021



As the C++ Developer you will be responsible for analyzing, constructing, testing, implementing and documenting application software solutions. Provide support of application software solutions in compliance with determined Service Level Agreement.  You will monitor application software health, ensuring optimal operation and performance throughout the organization’s software asset life cycle and adhere to the organization’s chosen SDLC methodology.



  • Analyze, design and document technical specifications that satisfy validated business requirements;
  • Construct software solutions that strictly comply with technical specifications;
  • Create, execute or participate in all levels of application testing; E.G. unit, SIT, etc;
  • Execute and support a range of application software deployment types; E.G. from small standalone applications to highly integrated and complex cross-functional software solutions;
  • Participate in post-implementation assessments of application solutions;
  • Participate in reviews of SDLC deliverables and processes to maximize and share learnings with teams;
  • Analyze, modify and support legacy and new software applications at all levels of integration and complexity;
  • Actively monitor the operating efficiency and stability of systems against determined service level agreements, ensuring optimal usage of the organization’s software assets and its contribution to the organization’s goals;
  • Actively maintain system technical documentation ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information;
  • Awareness of, and  adherence to, best practices for application software development;
  • Awareness of, and adherence to, defined support processes (e.g. incident management, change management, etc.);
  • Driving the development of system specifications;
  • Configuring the software to business requirements;
  • Developing and executing tests to confirm the functionality;
  • Creating necessary documentation and delivering knowledge transfer sessions;
  • Coach developers on best practices and perform peer review of code;
  • Communicating in a team environment;
  • Participate in the on call support rotation.



  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science or equivalent practical experience;
  • 4+ years’ of programming and development experience in C/C++ or Java;
  • 2+ years’ experience in Linux;
  • Prior experience with at least one major IaaS and/or PaaS technology (OpenStack, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.);
  • Experience with diagnosing, isolating and debugging software and/or data related problems;
  • 4+ years of experience with programming languages and environments:
    • Must Have: C/C++ or Java
    • Should Have: DevOps experience involving CI/CD pipeline
    • Nice to Have: AWS Experience, Informix Database experience, Java, JavaScript, GoLang, Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with Problem Solving techniques;
  • Working knowledge and practical experience applying programming best practices;
  • Strong root cause analysis skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Team player, skilled at working in a highly collaborative manner;
  • A desire to continuously learn;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, addressing different audiences; technical, non-technical and management;
  • Ability to coach developers on solution designing, documentation and code reviews.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


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CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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